KSP Post 2 August 2014 Activity Report
Date of News Release: 09/08/2014
(Madisonville, KY.) – Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of August 2014:
- Arrested 18 Impaired Drivers
- Issued a Total of 1,243 Citations
- Issued 516 Speeding Citations
- Issued 122 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 11 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 458 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 80 Traffic Crashes
- Assisted 164 Stranded Motorists
- Responded to 832 Calls for Service
- Opened 50 Criminal Cases
- Made 133 Criminal Arrests
**There were three fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of three lives reported in the Post 2 District in August 2014. Single fatalities occurred in Christian, Hopkins, and Webster Counties. Two of the victims were wearing seatbelts. The other victim was wearing a helmet.
Through August 31, 2014, there have been 19 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 19 lives reported in the Post 2 District: nine victims were not wearing a seatbelt, four victims were wearing a seatbelt, two victims were not wearing a helmet, two victims were wearing a helmet, and two victims were pedestrians. Alcohol has been a suspected factor in seven of the fatal crashes.
Through August 31, 2013, 19 people had been killed in 17 fatal crashes in the Post 2 District.
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police, toll-free, at 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel, and license number if possible.
Throughout the month, troopers from the Madisonville Kentucky State Police Post will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 2 District. The KSP utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws contained in the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide a highly visible, public safety service focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration and insurance of vehicles, and the valid licensing of drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed.
For traffic safety checkpoint locations in your area, you may refer to the web site: www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post2_checkpoints.html.
Post 2 serves the following counties: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Webster.
**These statistics are still preliminary as KSP waits for all local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to report any crashes and fatalities that may have occurred in their areas.